'Heavy Metal' Design Exhibition Opens at Barry Friedman, Ltd (PHOTOS)

09/07/2011 04:42 pm ET | Updated Nov 07, 2011

Barry Friedman Ltd's upcoming exhibition 'Heavy Metal,' featuring Ingrid Donat, Juan and Paloma Garrido, and Hervé Wahlen, explores the weight of modernity from three distinct perspectives.

Ingrid Donat turns patio furniture from a relaxation receptacle into a canvas; the textural pieces become both tribal and reptilian. Spanish silversmiths Juan and Paloma Garrido puzzle viewers with aesthetic Rubik's Cubes of structure and material. The sleek and fragmented designs "reflect their own edges and the surrounding world," according to Barry Friedman Ltd. Hervé Wahlen's manually-shaped copper forms exude mystery as secret doors and removable parts define enigmatic shapes, denying use and demanding to be touched.

'Heavy Metal' will show at Barry Friedman Ltd, 515 West 26th Street, NY, Y 10001, from September 15 until October 29, 2011.

'Heavy Metal': Design Show At Barry Friedman, LTD